Russian physician and writer; born at Bobruisk March 7, 1862; educated at the gymnasium of his native town; studied medicine at the University of St. Vladimir in Kiev, where he was graduated in 1890. In the same year he was appointed government rabbi at Kherson, a position which he held until 1893. Pogorelsky is a prolific writer on medical and on Jewish subjects. Among his treatises of interest to Jewish readers are: "Circumcisio Ritualis Hebræorum" (written in German and published at St. Petersburg, 1888); "Yevreiskiya Imena, Sobstvennyya," on Jewish names in Bible and Talmud, published in the "Voskhod" and in book-form (ib. 1893); "O Sifilisye po Biblii" (Ẓara'ath), on syphilis according to the Bible (ib. 1900); "Ob Okkultismye," occult science according to Bible and Talmud (ib. 1900).
His medical essays have appeared in "St. Petersburger Medicinische Wochenschrift," "Russkaya Meditzina," and other Russian periodicals.